Spring Morning in the Han Palace (漢宮春曉图)
By Qiu Ying (chinese仇英, 1494-1552), Ming Dynasty in China
30.6 x 574.1 cm hand-scroll painting, ink, and colors on silk, a collection of National Palace Museum, Taipei
This long hand-scroll painting is an image of imperial life in a Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220), a sort of activities on a fine spring morning in the palace, such as playing the zither or chess, working on calligraphy and painting, appreciating antiquities and flowers.
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